Collaboration of US Zones : Vision and Purpose

Collaboration of US Zones – Vision Statement

Through the collaborative efforts of the US Zones of NA, we are inspired in unity to coordinate services of which this collective is uniquely qualified. This collaboration seeks to provide a source of experience and inspiration to share with NA communities, as requested by the US Zones. This assistance will help communities grow critical services to fulfill our primary purpose that no addict seeking recovery from addiction need ever die.

To accomplish this, a collaboration of US Zones will strive to:

  • Raise awareness of the zones in the US as positive, reliable, and valuable assets in achieving our primary purpose.
  • Provide a national resource that brings consistency and accessibility to communications within the fellowship and with the public in the US.
  • Provide internal services and training to US Zones and local NA communities in public relations, fellowship development, technology, and communications.
  • Be strategic in its planning and offer project-based resources when requested.
  • Energize and stimulate the growth of NA in the United States by enhancing cooperation, coordination, and information sharing.

A collaboration of US Zones will be directly accountable to the zones of the US. It will include the US Zones in its discussions and projects with both regular reporting and active listening. It will strive to be responsive to requests for help from any service body, and closely coordinate and collaborate with the US Zones. We will always remember who we serve and why.

Collaboration of US Zones – Purpose Statement

Zonal Statement
A collaboration of US Zones will strive to improve awareness of our zones as assets to our local service bodies. Identification and utilization of the untapped resources in our zones will come as we share knowledge and our service experience.

Communications Statement
A collaboration of US Zones will strive to act as a national  communications hub to enable simple and accessible communications within NA and with the public. This will enable addicts and the public to connect to the recovery, service, and information source in their local community. Whenever people reach out to NA in the US, this collaboration will strive to connect them to an addict, service body, or NA information source.

Technology Statement
A collaboration of US Zones will strive to improve our service efforts through technology. The goal is to enable NA members to work together to leverage technology in creating systems and processes to enhance our ability to reach the addict that still suffers.

PR Statement
A collaboration of US Zones will strive to improve our PR efforts by galvanizing the unity of NA’s message within the US. By supporting efforts to nationally interface with the public, we can have a national presence that will validate NA as a resource.
A national PR effort will strive to: 

  1. Address the issues that only a US body can accomplish
  2. Provide a centralized point of contact, i.e., a website/phoneline to enable the public to better seek us out,
  3. Assist our fellowship in providing national PSA’s
  4. Communicate and coordinate information and attendance at national conferences.

Fellowship Development/Outreach Statement
A collaboration of US Zones will strive to improve our Fellowship Development/Outreach efforts by growing NA’s presence in isolated communities. We will strive to offer project-based services and mentorship. We will strive to map where NA is not so we can identify where NA services are
most needed across the US. All Fellowship Development/Outreach activities will be in collaboration with the local zone.

Accountability Statement
A collaboration of US Zones will be directly accountable to the zones of the US. It will include the US Zones in its discussions and projects with both regular reporting and active listening. It will strive to be responsive to requests for help from any service body, and closely coordinate and collaborate with the US Zones. We will always remember who we serve and why..